Amphetamines are used to treat sleep disorders, asthma and hyperactivity. Amphetamines affect chemicals in the brain, making depressed people feel better and have more energy and hyperactive people calm down. Amphetamines are prescribed for several medical conditions, and when taken in an appropriate manner, can be an effective treatment. However, taking amphetamine in larger doses for a prolonged period of time can result in addiction.
People who take amphetamine often have a condition that results in a certain amount of isolation from others. Asthma patients cannot compete physically like others without asthma, those with sleep disorders are often alone and awake and night or sleeping during the day rather than being around people. Those who take amphetamine for hyperactivity disorders may already have a history of failed attempts to control their behavior and isolation occurs because they can’t behave in a socially acceptable way. All of these situations can contribute to becoming dependent on the very drug meant to help.
Amphetamine Addiction and Isolation
Amphetamine addiction develops when the user needs more and more of it to get the same result. People who are being treated with amphetamine begin to believe that if the amount prescribed can make them better, even more can take away their problem altogether. The brain soon becomes dependent on the drug, and the isolation from the original condition increases due to the new drug behaviors. If you or someone you love takes amphetamine and spends a great deal of time alone, it is important to be aware of the risks. Amphetamines, rather than healthy relationships with family and friends, become the driving force in the life of a person addicted to amphetamine.
If you or a loved one struggle with amphetamine abuse, there is help. Counselors and treatment centers are available to help you deal with feelings of isolation. Whether because of a medical condition or the dependence on the drug, feelings of isolation need to be dealt with in order to get free from the drug. Learning what healthy relationships look like and dealing with the fear of rejection are important skills to learn when going through addiction treatment. Treatment programs and counselors will help you develop new relationships that don’t depend on your amphetamine addiction. Support groups and organizations can offer new social groups and time with others who are facing the same issues. These types of support groups provide needed contact with others, encouragement and accountability.
Help for Amphetamine Abuse
If you or someone you love is dealing with feelings of isolation and a dependence on amphetamine, we are here for you. Call our 24 hour toll-free helpline to find a treatment plan that is right for you.